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leadership team

  • Mitch Maiman

    President
  • Paul Severino

    Chief Operating Officer
  • June Severino Feldman

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Bob Wild

    Senior Vice President

About

Position

President

Location

New York

Likes

fast cars.

Mitch Maiman

Mitch is the President and Co-Founder of IPS, building the company on a vision of delivering a comprehensive range of product design services to provide clients with effective solutions.

Mitch honed his deep knowledge of product design on the strength of a 30-year career with companies that manufacture commercially successful products for the consumer, industrial, and DoD markets. This included employment with Norden Systems (now Northrop Grumman) and Applied Digital Data Systems (now NCR). Prior to launching IPS, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola). Always espousing a hands-on approach to design, he holds a portfolio of numerous United States and international patents.

Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

About

Position

Chief Operating Officer

Location

New York

Likes

playing golf with friends.

Paul Severino

Paul is Co-Founder of IPS and is responsible for customer relationships and overseeing all company operations.

Paul has 26 years of experience in the fields of manufacturing and engineering, managing a wide range of projects, including early generation and advanced bar code scanners. His earlier career includes mechanical engineering positions at Ebasco and Fairchild Systems. Just prior to joining IPS, he served as Senior Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering in Symbol Technologies, in Holtsville, NY.

Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master's in Computer Science and Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Long Island University, C. W. Post. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with APICS certification.

About

Position

Chief Marketing Officer

Location

New York

Likes

singing Renaissance polyphony.

June Severino Feldman

With over 20 years of experience, June supports promotion of the IPS brand, including strategic planning, messaging and creative services management, with additional responsibility for software product marketing. Her team provides services in brand development, research, campaign and go-to-market strategy, collateral and content development, print/video production, website design, and training programs.

June's early career was centered in fashion marketing working on behalf of companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. She was more recently instrumental in introducing and implementing next-generation technology into clients' digital image development and digital asset management (DAM) systems. June spearheaded the sale and deployment of these remote collaboration software tools, which significantly reduced internal operations costs.

June earned her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Fredonia and has continued her education in writing and foreign languages at NYU.

About

Position

Senior Vice President

Location

New York

Likes

to get his hands dirty.

Bob Wild

Bob brings nearly 20 years of electrical engineering experience that applies to all aspects of product design. At IPS, he is instrumental to incorporating all disciplines of engineering - from concept to full production, as well as all phases of lifecycle development.

Bob began his career at Symbol Technologies (Motorola) in Operations, where his responsibilities evolved from developing test fixtures to flexible automation systems. He was also employed by Advanced Development, and Layer One, where he developed 3G cellular solutions. Approximately 10 years ago, he headed up a software department of more than 60 engineers at BAE Systems, taking the lead on the development of Mission Computing and Antenna Systems.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering focusing on Control Systems from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and also has an MBA from SUNY Stony Brook.

  • Joe Toro

    Senior Director, Industrial Design
  • Danny Aponte

    Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT
  • Bob Kowalski

    Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ralph Cassara

    Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software

About

Position

Senior Director, Industrial Design

Location

New York

Likes

racing sailboats on the Great South Bay.

Joe Toro

Heading up the IPS industrial design team, Joe has played a pivotal role in the development of our user-centric design process. With more than 17 years of experience developing award-winning innovative solutions for consumer and professional clients, Joe is deeply versed in all aspects of product development - from initial concept generation through prototyping, to final production manufacturing.

Previous to joining IPS in 2011, he held the role of Design Manager at Helander Products directing the design of miniature motion control solutions for BE Aerospace, Varian Inc. and Precise Flight.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from University of Bridgeport.

About

Position

Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT

Location

New York

Likes

playing games with his two boys.

Danny Aponte

Danny brings over 15 years of experience in delivering quality-driven software solutions. As a leader in the IPS Software Engineering team, Danny is responsible for building and growing the Enterprise Application Development group, while using his SW Architectural expertise to design innovative, failsafe application systems.

With prior engineering experience in the healthcare, manufacturing, transportation & logistics, and banking industries, Danny has designed and implemented enterprise software solutions that solve a wide range of challenges. Proficient in various languages, technologies and methodologies, Danny is instrumental in diversifying his software portfolio everywhere he has worked. He has also played a key role in implementing standards of excellence that improve productivity and quality.

Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

About

Position

Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering

Location

New York

Likes

camping and the outdoors.

Bob Kowalski

Bob is a recent addition to IPS and oversees all related projects.

He has nearly 30 years of design experience in defense, aerospace and industrial markets, and holds 8 United States and foreign patents. Prior to joining IPS, he served as Director of Mechanical Engineering for EMC with Symbol/Motorola, where he led a team of mechanical and acoustic engineers at 4 locations across 3 continents. Previously, he also worked at Parker Hannifin, at Ferranti Venus and General Instrument where he developed Radar Warning Receiver sets, test equipment and aircraft modification kits.

Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, a Master's from Polytechnic University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

About

Position

Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software

Location

New York

Likes

time with family and friends, American Kenpo, and BACON.

Ralph Cassara

Ralph’s experience encompasses work in the commercial, medical, and public/defense sectors. Core competencies include strong skill sets in engineering management, product development, project management, and business development. Key strengths include critical and strategic thinking, complex problem solving, and the ability to analyze and integrate new information, and motivating others. Ralph has 20 years experience as both an engineering project leader as well as an individual contributor. He has received numerous awards for his work in developing defense electronics and program management from BAE systems where he served in a leadership role on rapid development projects. In the commercial world, Ralph was a senior level engineer developing hardware and embedded software in currency validators for the gaming industry and in development of mammography products. Ralph has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively, in addition to an MBA from Stony Brook University. Ralph is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.

  • James Wightman

    Senior Director, Electrical Engineering

About

Position

Senior Director, Electrical Engineering

Location

New York

Likes

going fast!

James Wightman

James has more than 25 years of experience in electronics. He started his career straight out of High School when he joined the US NAVY and was trained as an Avionics Technician. After serving four years, during the Desert Storm conflict, he decided to build on his NAVY training and enrolled in the Engineering program at Polytechnic University. James graduated in 1998 and then spent 14 years working at BAE Systems as an Electrical Design Engineer and Engineering Manager, developing high reliability communication systems for the US Military. James has been with IPS over 6 years now, and is responsible for leading the Electrical Engineering department in all phases of Electrical systems and product development. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and he prefers to be called Jace.

  • James Wightman

    Senior Director, Electrical Engineering
  • Ralph Cassara

    Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software
  • Mitch Maiman

    President

About

Position

Senior Director, Electrical Engineering

Location

New York

Likes

going fast!

James Wightman

James has more than 25 years of experience in electronics. He started his career straight out of High School when he joined the US NAVY and was trained as an Avionics Technician. After serving four years, during the Desert Storm conflict, he decided to build on his NAVY training and enrolled in the Engineering program at Polytechnic University. James graduated in 1998 and then spent 14 years working at BAE Systems as an Electrical Design Engineer and Engineering Manager, developing high reliability communication systems for the US Military. James has been with IPS over 6 years now, and is responsible for leading the Electrical Engineering department in all phases of Electrical systems and product development. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and he prefers to be called Jace.

About

Position

Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software

Location

New York

Likes

time with family and friends, American Kenpo, and BACON.

Ralph Cassara

Ralph’s experience encompasses work in the commercial, medical, and public/defense sectors. Core competencies include strong skill sets in engineering management, product development, project management, and business development. Key strengths include critical and strategic thinking, complex problem solving, and the ability to analyze and integrate new information, and motivating others. Ralph has 20 years experience as both an engineering project leader as well as an individual contributor. He has received numerous awards for his work in developing defense electronics and program management from BAE systems where he served in a leadership role on rapid development projects. In the commercial world, Ralph was a senior level engineer developing hardware and embedded software in currency validators for the gaming industry and in development of mammography products. Ralph has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively, in addition to an MBA from Stony Brook University. Ralph is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.

About

Position

President

Location

New York

Likes

fast cars.

Mitch Maiman

Mitch is the President and Co-Founder of IPS, building the company on a vision of delivering a comprehensive range of product design services to provide clients with effective solutions.

Mitch honed his deep knowledge of product design on the strength of a 30-year career with companies that manufacture commercially successful products for the consumer, industrial, and DoD markets. This included employment with Norden Systems (now Northrop Grumman) and Applied Digital Data Systems (now NCR). Prior to launching IPS, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola). Always espousing a hands-on approach to design, he holds a portfolio of numerous United States and international patents.

Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • Paul Severino

    Chief Operating Officer
  • June Severino Feldman

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Bob Wild

    Senior Vice President

About

Position

Chief Operating Officer

Location

New York

Likes

playing golf with friends.

Paul Severino

Paul is Co-Founder of IPS and is responsible for customer relationships and overseeing all company operations.

Paul has 26 years of experience in the fields of manufacturing and engineering, managing a wide range of projects, including early generation and advanced bar code scanners. His earlier career includes mechanical engineering positions at Ebasco and Fairchild Systems. Just prior to joining IPS, he served as Senior Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering in Symbol Technologies, in Holtsville, NY.

Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master's in Computer Science and Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Long Island University, C. W. Post. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with APICS certification.

About

Position

Chief Marketing Officer

Location

New York

Likes

singing Renaissance polyphony.

June Severino Feldman

With over 20 years of experience, June supports promotion of the IPS brand, including strategic planning, messaging and creative services management, with additional responsibility for software product marketing. Her team provides services in brand development, research, campaign and go-to-market strategy, collateral and content development, print/video production, website design, and training programs.

June's early career was centered in fashion marketing working on behalf of companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. She was more recently instrumental in introducing and implementing next-generation technology into clients' digital image development and digital asset management (DAM) systems. June spearheaded the sale and deployment of these remote collaboration software tools, which significantly reduced internal operations costs.

June earned her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Fredonia and has continued her education in writing and foreign languages at NYU.

About

Position

Senior Vice President

Location

New York

Likes

to get his hands dirty.

Bob Wild

Bob brings nearly 20 years of electrical engineering experience that applies to all aspects of product design. At IPS, he is instrumental to incorporating all disciplines of engineering - from concept to full production, as well as all phases of lifecycle development.

Bob began his career at Symbol Technologies (Motorola) in Operations, where his responsibilities evolved from developing test fixtures to flexible automation systems. He was also employed by Advanced Development, and Layer One, where he developed 3G cellular solutions. Approximately 10 years ago, he headed up a software department of more than 60 engineers at BAE Systems, taking the lead on the development of Mission Computing and Antenna Systems.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering focusing on Control Systems from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and also has an MBA from SUNY Stony Brook.

  • Joe Toro

    Senior Director, Industrial Design
  • Danny Aponte

    Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT
  • Bob Kowalski

    Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering

About

Position

Senior Director, Industrial Design

Location

New York

Likes

racing sailboats on the Great South Bay.

Joe Toro

Heading up the IPS industrial design team, Joe has played a pivotal role in the development of our user-centric design process. With more than 17 years of experience developing award-winning innovative solutions for consumer and professional clients, Joe is deeply versed in all aspects of product development - from initial concept generation through prototyping, to final production manufacturing.

Previous to joining IPS in 2011, he held the role of Design Manager at Helander Products directing the design of miniature motion control solutions for BE Aerospace, Varian Inc. and Precise Flight.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from University of Bridgeport.

About

Position

Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT

Location

New York

Likes

playing games with his two boys.

Danny Aponte

Danny brings over 15 years of experience in delivering quality-driven software solutions. As a leader in the IPS Software Engineering team, Danny is responsible for building and growing the Enterprise Application Development group, while using his SW Architectural expertise to design innovative, failsafe application systems.

With prior engineering experience in the healthcare, manufacturing, transportation & logistics, and banking industries, Danny has designed and implemented enterprise software solutions that solve a wide range of challenges. Proficient in various languages, technologies and methodologies, Danny is instrumental in diversifying his software portfolio everywhere he has worked. He has also played a key role in implementing standards of excellence that improve productivity and quality.

Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

About

Position

Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering

Location

New York

Likes

camping and the outdoors.

Bob Kowalski

Bob is a recent addition to IPS and oversees all related projects.

He has nearly 30 years of design experience in defense, aerospace and industrial markets, and holds 8 United States and foreign patents. Prior to joining IPS, he served as Director of Mechanical Engineering for EMC with Symbol/Motorola, where he led a team of mechanical and acoustic engineers at 4 locations across 3 continents. Previously, he also worked at Parker Hannifin, at Ferranti Venus and General Instrument where he developed Radar Warning Receiver sets, test equipment and aircraft modification kits.

Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, a Master's from Polytechnic University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

    • James Wightman

      Senior Director, Electrical Engineering
    • Ralph Cassara

      Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software

    About

    Position

    Senior Director, Electrical Engineering

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    going fast!

    James Wightman

    James has more than 25 years of experience in electronics. He started his career straight out of High School when he joined the US NAVY and was trained as an Avionics Technician. After serving four years, during the Desert Storm conflict, he decided to build on his NAVY training and enrolled in the Engineering program at Polytechnic University. James graduated in 1998 and then spent 14 years working at BAE Systems as an Electrical Design Engineer and Engineering Manager, developing high reliability communication systems for the US Military. James has been with IPS over 6 years now, and is responsible for leading the Electrical Engineering department in all phases of Electrical systems and product development. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and he prefers to be called Jace.

    About

    Position

    Senior Director, Architecture & Embedded Software

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    time with family and friends, American Kenpo, and BACON.

    Ralph Cassara

    Ralph’s experience encompasses work in the commercial, medical, and public/defense sectors. Core competencies include strong skill sets in engineering management, product development, project management, and business development. Key strengths include critical and strategic thinking, complex problem solving, and the ability to analyze and integrate new information, and motivating others. Ralph has 20 years experience as both an engineering project leader as well as an individual contributor. He has received numerous awards for his work in developing defense electronics and program management from BAE systems where he served in a leadership role on rapid development projects. In the commercial world, Ralph was a senior level engineer developing hardware and embedded software in currency validators for the gaming industry and in development of mammography products. Ralph has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively, in addition to an MBA from Stony Brook University. Ralph is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.

    • Mitch Maiman

      President
    • Paul Severino

      Chief Operating Officer

    About

    Position

    President

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    fast cars.

    Mitch Maiman

    Mitch is the President and Co-Founder of IPS, building the company on a vision of delivering a comprehensive range of product design services to provide clients with effective solutions.

    Mitch honed his deep knowledge of product design on the strength of a 30-year career with companies that manufacture commercially successful products for the consumer, industrial, and DoD markets. This included employment with Norden Systems (now Northrop Grumman) and Applied Digital Data Systems (now NCR). Prior to launching IPS, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola). Always espousing a hands-on approach to design, he holds a portfolio of numerous United States and international patents.

    Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    About

    Position

    Chief Operating Officer

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    playing golf with friends.

    Paul Severino

    Paul is Co-Founder of IPS and is responsible for customer relationships and overseeing all company operations.

    Paul has 26 years of experience in the fields of manufacturing and engineering, managing a wide range of projects, including early generation and advanced bar code scanners. His earlier career includes mechanical engineering positions at Ebasco and Fairchild Systems. Just prior to joining IPS, he served as Senior Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering in Symbol Technologies, in Holtsville, NY.

    Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master's in Computer Science and Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Long Island University, C. W. Post. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with APICS certification.

    • June Severino Feldman

      Chief Marketing Officer
    • Bob Wild

      Senior Vice President

    About

    Position

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    singing Renaissance polyphony.

    June Severino Feldman

    With over 20 years of experience, June supports promotion of the IPS brand, including strategic planning, messaging and creative services management, with additional responsibility for software product marketing. Her team provides services in brand development, research, campaign and go-to-market strategy, collateral and content development, print/video production, website design, and training programs.

    June's early career was centered in fashion marketing working on behalf of companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. She was more recently instrumental in introducing and implementing next-generation technology into clients' digital image development and digital asset management (DAM) systems. June spearheaded the sale and deployment of these remote collaboration software tools, which significantly reduced internal operations costs.

    June earned her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Fredonia and has continued her education in writing and foreign languages at NYU.

    About

    Position

    Senior Vice President

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    to get his hands dirty.

    Bob Wild

    Bob brings nearly 20 years of electrical engineering experience that applies to all aspects of product design. At IPS, he is instrumental to incorporating all disciplines of engineering - from concept to full production, as well as all phases of lifecycle development.

    Bob began his career at Symbol Technologies (Motorola) in Operations, where his responsibilities evolved from developing test fixtures to flexible automation systems. He was also employed by Advanced Development, and Layer One, where he developed 3G cellular solutions. Approximately 10 years ago, he headed up a software department of more than 60 engineers at BAE Systems, taking the lead on the development of Mission Computing and Antenna Systems.

    Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering focusing on Control Systems from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and also has an MBA from SUNY Stony Brook.

    • Joe Toro

      Senior Director, Industrial Design
    • Danny Aponte

      Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT

    About

    Position

    Senior Director, Industrial Design

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    racing sailboats on the Great South Bay.

    Joe Toro

    Heading up the IPS industrial design team, Joe has played a pivotal role in the development of our user-centric design process. With more than 17 years of experience developing award-winning innovative solutions for consumer and professional clients, Joe is deeply versed in all aspects of product development - from initial concept generation through prototyping, to final production manufacturing.

    Previous to joining IPS in 2011, he held the role of Design Manager at Helander Products directing the design of miniature motion control solutions for BE Aerospace, Varian Inc. and Precise Flight.

    Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from University of Bridgeport.

    About

    Position

    Senior Director, Software Engineering & IT

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    playing games with his two boys.

    Danny Aponte

    Danny brings over 15 years of experience in delivering quality-driven software solutions. As a leader in the IPS Software Engineering team, Danny is responsible for building and growing the Enterprise Application Development group, while using his SW Architectural expertise to design innovative, failsafe application systems.

    With prior engineering experience in the healthcare, manufacturing, transportation & logistics, and banking industries, Danny has designed and implemented enterprise software solutions that solve a wide range of challenges. Proficient in various languages, technologies and methodologies, Danny is instrumental in diversifying his software portfolio everywhere he has worked. He has also played a key role in implementing standards of excellence that improve productivity and quality.

    Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

    • Bob Kowalski

      Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering

    About

    Position

    Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering

    Location

    New York

    Likes

    camping and the outdoors.

    Bob Kowalski

    Bob is a recent addition to IPS and oversees all related projects.

    He has nearly 30 years of design experience in defense, aerospace and industrial markets, and holds 8 United States and foreign patents. Prior to joining IPS, he served as Director of Mechanical Engineering for EMC with Symbol/Motorola, where he led a team of mechanical and acoustic engineers at 4 locations across 3 continents. Previously, he also worked at Parker Hannifin, at Ferranti Venus and General Instrument where he developed Radar Warning Receiver sets, test equipment and aircraft modification kits.

    Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, a Master's from Polytechnic University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.